Kodiak's Indie Bookstore

Community inspired independent bookstore

About the Islander

Find Your Next Great Novel or Gift at the Bookstore

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Sell Your Gently Used Books

We are happy to announce that we are accepting used books once again for all ages and genres!

Please read the terms below prior to bringing in your books. Thank you for thinking of The Islander!

Used Book Process

The Islander is Community Inspired & Supported

341 Community Supported Bookshop Memberships

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218 Special Orders Placed Monthly

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22+ Local Artists and Authors Showcasing Their Talent & Creations

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How to Place a Special Order

1. Fill out this form

2. We will order the book for you. No pre-payment required and no shipping charges are passed on to you.

3. In about ten business days (weather and Covid dependent) receive a text when your book arrives.

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It really is such a gift to witness my kids growing up in a town with a bookstore.

Aileen F.

A visit to The Islander Bookshop is a mini vacation for anyone who likes books and coffee. 

Nat N.

The pins are my first creative endeavor. It’s been such a point of pride that they have been in the book store! 

Jaclyn C. Local Artist

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Bookstore Membership

Exciting Membership Update for 2022 - Evening Events, Discounts & More!

Become a bookstore member today!

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Giving Back To Our COmmunity

Kodiak Kindness Project

We Don't Just Care About Books.

We care about you, and about creating a space in our community which inspires connecting with our friends and neighbors through favorite books and gifts. We are looking forward to the day we can gather together again.

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Bookshop: Purchase and have the books delivered straight from the warehouse to your address. Your Kodiak indie bookstore will receive a share of the sale thanks to the American Book Association which put this resource together for us. The warehouse can ship to anywhere in the U.S.! Unfortunately Islander gift cards do not work on Bookshop.org. Message if you would like to transfer a gift card tor bookshop.org

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Homeschool Families - We're an IDEA Vendor

The Islander Bookshop is a vendor with IDEA. Please let us know that you are an IDEA Homeschool family and we can bill IDEA directly for all of your books and educational material for homeschool!

Bookstore Hours

Located at 1315 Mill Bay Road, Kodiak, AK 99615

Next to the KVOK Radio Station and Northwoods Massage.

Open Hours:

Monday - Saturday 10:30 AM - 6:30 PM

Sunday 12 PM - 6:30 PM